Highlights for Wednesday, 19 June 2019
Delegates discuss the progress being made as the third day of the Bonn Climate Change Conference begins.
The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued Wednesday, with delegates engaged in marathon sessions for transparency arrangements under the Paris Agreement, and Article 6 (market and non-market approaches). Some delegates remarked on the positive spirit in the transparency-related discussions as the Co-Facilitators of Article 6 tried to inject energy to rally parties for an intensive period of discussions.Parties had a chance to review progress made on addressing climate change in the facilitative sharing of views. At this session, several developing countries presented their achievements to date in the form of biennial update reports, which catalogue information on their emissions, their needs for support to act on climate change, and the support they have received in those efforts.Delegates also looked to the next steps as eyes turned towards arrangements for subsequent meetings. During the logistics briefing for the conference, Chile, the incoming Presidency, gave delegates their first glimpse into the venue under construction in the Ciudad Parque Bicentenario. For the 2020 meeting that marks the beginning of the Paris Agreement, some were surprised to hear the Presidency had not been confirmed, particularly after the UK announced its plans to host the meeting.Other discussions looked outward from the UN process to discuss how to meaningfully engage a range of stakeholders important to advancing climate action. The morning’s Koronivia workshop on soil recognized that sustainable soil health may well require the transformative work of embracing and implementing existing farmer knowledge. Participants also considered the essential contributions of local communities and indigenous peoples. “Only we indigenous peoples have this knowledge,” one participant reminded the room; “do not make the mistake of jumping over it. You must bring us in.”For more details on the day's events and to hear what delegates said in the corridors, see our daily Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB).
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7th Dialogue on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE)
Participants on the dais (L-R): Abdoul Coulibaly, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Adriana Valenzuela, UNFCCC Secretariat; Dialogue Co-Facilitators Roberta Ianna, Italy, and Bob Natifu, Uganda; Niclas Svenningsen, UNFCCC Secretariat; Cristina Rekakavas, UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR); Emmanuel Tachie-Obeng, Ghana; and Felipe Diaz, Chile
Co-Facilitator Roberta Ianna, Italy
Felipe Diaz, Chile
Emmanuel Tachie-Obeng, Ghana
Cristina Rekakavas, UNITAR
To reflect on and take stock of the implementation of the Doha Work Programme, workshop participants break into five working groups focused on education, training, public awareness, public participation, and public access to information.
ACE family photo
Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture
In the second workshop for the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture, participants discuss improved soil carbon, soil health, and soil fertility under grassland and cropland, as well as integrated systems, including water management.
Milagros Sandoval, Peru, Co-Facilitator of the Koronivia Workshop
Sarah Lickel, Caritas France, speaking on behalf of the Environmental NGOs (ENGOs)
Beverley Henry, Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GHGs).
Mary Sakala, Zambia, speaking on behalf of Farmers
Ronald Vargas, Secretary, Global Soil Partnership
7th Workshop of the Facilitative Sharing of Views
Delegates from Armenia and Brazil present their biennial update report (BURs).
Delegates from Saudi Arabia and Germany ask the presenters questions during the session.
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa; SBI Chair Emmanuel Dlamini; and Katia Simeonova, SBI Coordinator
Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform (LCIPP)
View of the dais during the SBSTA thematic workshop on enhancing the participation of local communities, in addition to indigenous peoples, in the LCIPP.
Francois Paulette, Dënesųłiné Elder, opens the workshop with a prayer.
Andrea Carmen, Facilitative Working Group Member, LCIPP
Grace Balawag, Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education)
Gustavo Sánchez Valle, Mexican Rural Forestry Organizations Network (MOCAF)
María Victoria Cabrera, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Viseni Waiapi, Brazil
Consultations throughout the Day
SBSTA informal consultations on the common tabular format (CTF) for financial, technology development and transfer, and capacity-building support under Articles 9-11 of the Paris Agreement.
Delegates sit on the floor as the room is filled to capacity during the SBSTA informal consultations on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on 1.5°C of Global Warming.
SBI informal consultations on matters relating to capacity-building for developing countries.
Around the Venue
Khalid Abuleif, Saudi Arabia, and Majid Shafie-Pour, Iran
Talieh Wögerbauer, Austria, speaks with Martin Frick, UNFCCC Secretariat
Monika Antosik, Co-Facilitator, Nairobi Work Programme, speaks with SBSTA Chair Paul Watkinson, France
Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Helmut Hojesky, Austria
Materials on display around the venue.
Chris Wright, Climate Tracker